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Colleen's Classic Consignment bankruptcy frustrates customers

Couple wants furniture back
Posted at 6:36 PM, Feb 26, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Customers tell 13 Action News they are frustrated after Colleen's Classic Consignment filed for bankruptcy.

One couple says their furniture has been in limbo for months. They fear the store will wind up keeping all their stuff.

"It's not their property, it's our property," said Grady Costello.

Pictures show the bar, hutch and dining set that Costello wanted to sell.

The busy mother of three says she called Colleen's last September. She says she arranged for the store to come and pick up the furniture.

A document shared with 13 Action News shows the terms of Costello's agreement.

According to the paperwork, Costello would receive 50 percent of the sales price and retain ownership up to the point of sale or donation.

Approximately one month after Costello signed the paperwork, the store filed for bankruptcy and abruptly closed.

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That's when Costello and her partner, Ray Germain, say the problems started.

"I feel like... they've stolen something from us," said Germain.

The couple says since the closure, they've been trying to get answers from the store and the store's attorney.

13 Action News called the store's attorney, James Leavitt, to get clarification.

In a statement, Leavitt stated that while sympathetic to the couple, he cannot comment on the specifics of the case. He says he followed the law.

Leavitt encourages customers to get their own attorney for the bankruptcy proceeding.

"Our $2,000 stuff doesn't make sense for us to retain a $5,000 or $10,000 attorney to handle this for us," said Germain.

According to Leavitt, the court has approved the appointment of a noticing agent, who has set up a website for creditors to gain additional information about the case.

According to that website, there will be a meeting for creditors Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Foley Federal building. That is located at 300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Room 1500.

13 Action News will continue to follow developments in this case.